| 2017 | 133 mins. | |
Conducted by Karel Mark Chichon

Sunday August 05, 2018

$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Conducted by Karel Mark Chichon
Prouced by Anthony Monghella

Cio-Cio-San played by Kristine Opolais,
Pinkerton played by Roberto Alogna
Suzuki played by Maria Zifchak
Sharpless played by Dwayne Croft

Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production enhances Puccini’s drama of doomed love. Soprano Kristine Opolais rings all of her passionate commitment to her portrayal of Cio-Cio-San, the teenage geisha who gives up everything for Lt.  Pinkerton. Tenor Roberto Alagna is the American naval officer who does not understand the depth of Cio-Cio-San’s love and whose subsequent marriage to an American woman precipitates Butterfly’s suicide. Mezzo-soprano Maria Zifchak is Suzuki, Cio-Cio- San’s faithful servant, and baritone Dwayne Croft plays the American consul Sharpless, who tries to avert the tragedy. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.

A scene from Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.”

Kristine Opolais as Cio-Cio-San and Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton in Puccini's "Madama Butterfly."

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